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Guide spacing for North fork composites
Posted by: Tyler Hriczak (---.mycingular.net)
Date: May 06, 2017 01:55PM

Any one have anywhere to start with spacing on a HM1363-3 centerpins rod??

Thanks in advance. Will static test but would like somewhere to start if anyone has done one.

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Re: Guide spacing for North fork composites
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: May 06, 2017 05:38PM

4,9,15,21,28,36,45,55,66,78,91,105.5,121.5

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Re: Guide spacing for North fork composites
Posted by: Jay Lancaster (---.triad.rr.com)
Date: May 06, 2017 05:44PM

...and Spencer breaks out the notebook!

LoL...that's awesome. I'm sure the OP is going to appreciate that.

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Re: Guide spacing for North fork composites
Posted by: Tyler Hriczak (---.mycingular.net)
Date: May 07, 2017 11:47AM

Spencer Phipps Wrote:
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> 4,9,15,21,28,36,45,55,66,78,91,105.5,121.5

What sizes Spencer? I really appreciate it

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Re: Guide spacing for North fork composites
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: May 07, 2017 09:16PM

Tyler,
Guides depend on your fishing conditions, in the Pac. NW where I live I used smaller guides than they may use in the midwest, Canada, and Alaska. I also used braid.

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Re: Guide spacing for North fork composites
Posted by: Tyler Hriczak (---.mycingular.net)
Date: May 08, 2017 07:31AM

Right. I'm on the lake Ontario Tribs. Gonna go 6 7 8 10 12 20.

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Re: Guide spacing for North fork composites
Posted by: Rolly Beenen (---.ontariopowergeneration.com)
Date: May 08, 2017 07:50AM

Is this going to be fished in winter? I normally go 7's and the last 3 guides are your 10 12 20.. No need to step your way through all the guides.

Rolly Beenen
Rovic Custom Rods

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Re: Guide spacing for North fork composites
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: May 08, 2017 07:13PM

Yeah, here in the Pac NW it rarely is in a hard freeze where it effects your line, even on bad days it's usually above freezing by 10-10:30 am, so going down to a 4mm guide is not a disadvantage for the most part. I don't build my rods for the few days it gets cold because it usually also means the wind would keep me off the water anyway, even on some 28 degree days here I was able to use Blakemore Reel Magic and dip the rod in the 37 degree water, icing was a minimal problem.

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